- Counteracting obstacles with optimistic predictionsYing Zhang
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, USA
J Exp Psychol Gen 139:16-31. 2010..These studies further revealed that emphasizing accuracy in predictions reverses the effect of anticipated obstacles on predictions and negatively affects the process of overcoming obstacles in goal pursuit...
- All roads lead to Rome: the impact of multiple attainment means on motivationSzu Chi Huang
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78702, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 104:236-48. 2013..At these times, a single means (vs. multiple means) provides a more straightforward action plan and in turn leads to greater motivation. Two field studies and 3 lab experiments support this theorizing...